| Mar 21, 2013
The Arnold Palmer Invitational could very well be called the Tiger Woods Invitational, because Woods has has won the Orlando tournament seven times over the course of his career. If he manages to win it this weekend, it will tie him with Sam Snead as...
| Sep 13, 2009
Fittingly, the first thing you see at the World Golf Village as you exit Interstate Highway 95 is a golf course: Slammer & Squire, named respectively after two Hall of Famers who helped design it, Sam Snead and Gene Sarazen. You go to check in at the...
| Sep 13, 2009
1 The Stadium Club at TPC Sawgrass — For years at The Players, you've seen the famous island green on this course at Ponte Vedra Beach, so why not take your own shot at the par-3 17th? It's the only course you will play where you're thinking about...
| Jul 18, 2010
"Hey, got any extra Jimmy Buffett tickets?"
The two 50ish retirees, both wearing sunglasses and hoop earrings, laughed as they tried to get passersby to stop and chat awhile, a Southerner's favorite pastime on sleepy summer days. And on this overcast...
| May 9, 2010
I've never met a whiskey that didn't make me gag a little.
But after years of drinking mostly flavorless clear spirits, I wanted to venture to the dark side. So I traded in my vodka tonics for Kentucky straight bourbon.
There's something rugged about...
| Aug 23, 2010
At 9 a.m. on a Friday, the parking lot of Timberline at Mt. Hood was already filling up with SUVs and 4x4s as my husband, Marc, and I pulled in. The Wy'East Day Lodge echoed with the sound of slamming lockers and clomping ski boots. Roving bands of...
| Jan 31, 2011
| 7:41 PM
If friends or relatives tell you they have snagged a five-star Orlando hotel for their visit to Central Florida, a little skepticism is in order.
Orlando doesn't have any five-star or five-diamond hotels — at least not according to Forbes Travel...
| Apr 5, 2011
| 3:36 PM
We are about to find out if Orlando can pull off what no other market in the United States has accomplished: three top-tier destination children's hospitals.
Nemours Children's Hospital is just 18 months from opening its doors, the final stretch of a...
| Jun 28, 2009
Time for a golf quiz, with the Travelers Championship here. Eight correct answers equals an ace, seven for a birdie, six for a par, five for a bogey, four for a double bogey.
Any fewer than that, and throw your clubs into a nearby pond.
1. The event has...
| Jul 16, 2009
This summer, expect a change at your favorite stylish watering hole.
For starters, your bartender is no longer just a mixer of drinks. He or she is a "bar chef," the individual who uses "all that is around him or her, bringing these components into a...
| Aug 14, 2009
Country club living always signifies prestige. It suggests the good life: upscale residences with views of acres of manicured green space, socializing at well-appointed clubhouses, unlimited golf at your doorstep.
That high-end ambience still exists, but...